It’s Time to Update Your Kitchen Space

Here are the Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Are you still wearing bellbottom pants, flowered shirts and leisure suits? Let’s face it, Disco has been dead for 40 years, and so is your 1980’s kitchen. Doesn’t your kitchen deserve a wardrobe change too?

Those dark oak cabinets with beige laminate countertops have served you well, but it is time to join the 21st century with a fresh, new look. Since the kitchen is the focal point of most homes, it defines the rest of your home with regard to design, so keeping up with the latest trends are vital.

Visit any kitchen showroom today and you will notice the key elements are the cabinets and countertops. Here are some of the top kitchen countertop and cabinet trends for 2019.

Bring Life to Your Countertops

Dark countertops are all the rage this year. Paired with light-colored floors, it creates a nice contrast of warmth and elegance.

Don’t feel like you have to stick with the same design elements throughout the kitchen. Mix it up with different materials like wood, stone, metal and glass. This adds visual excitement along with the durable attributes of these natural materials.

Concrete and reclaimed wood, as well as their faux laminate and solid surface counterparts, give your kitchen an urban industrial feel.

Overtaking Granite in many kitchens, Quartz is a great material for countertops. It’s durable and low-maintenance features, along with hundreds of gorgeous colors, patterns and textures, make it popular and practical.

Feel like you need more room? Try adding a kitchen island. Still popular if you have enough space, kitchen islands offer extra workspace and optional eating zones. A more contemporary feature trending is the waterfall island, where the countertop extends to the floor on each end, giving it a seamless appearance.

Create a Personal Style with Cabinetry

Formal cabinets with ornate carvings were popular in 15th century castles, but not so much today’s homes. Flat panel or smooth flush cabinet doors and drawers give a contemporary and sleek look to your kitchen.

Matte finishes are now replacing glossy materials, creating a softer, less glared appearance for your cabinets. The darker matte cabinet finishes are mixing well with the new trend in granite gray and black appliances with matte finishes.

Why use just one-color cabinets when there are so many to choose from? Mixing two or more color finishes is a popular trend for this year. Installing light colored wall cabinets with darker base cabinets tends to make the room feel larger.

Rethink Storage Spaces

We all love our stuff, and with all the new kitchen gadgets and appliances available today there is a need for storage that organizes and declutters. A kitchen pantry is ideal for keeping most items out of sight but close to the cooking and food preparation areas. Many times, adjustable, open shelving work best here.

Harkening back to early 1900’s kitchen design, open wall shelving has been trending lately. It offers a less congested feel to your kitchen, and allows for easy accessibility to dishes and glassware, just like in a commercial kitchen.

In a traditional kitchen space, make sure you select cabinetry that has built-in storage systems like pull-out drawers for cutlery, spices and pantry items.

Other organization features like waste basket bins and large pot and pan drawers are great features to eliminate clutter.

Are you ready to start creating your dream kitchen? Our Myers Building Product Specialists are available to bring this dream to a reality. Visit one of our convenient interactive showroom locations today.